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I got these for mine when I was using them:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_587&products_id=29167

Easy install, work great and cheap, yes, they are full cover.

+1 on the xspc, super cheap and works great, as always make sure you have a reference design board
     
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damn what are you guys running these things at that you need waterblocks (or do you run them 24/7)
I run @925 mhz at 1.05v on 2 gtx 460se's and highest they've gotten was 62-64c.

Not all cooler's are designed that well. At 740MHz with fan on max, stock volts, my top card (galaxy) was hitting 100C. Mind you I got my galaxy cards for about $60 so I could then buy the xspc block and have a watercooled 460 for less than most new ones.

I went watercooling with a full block because I plan to reuse the card as a physx card later and I don't like fan noise :-p
     
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Originally Posted by stren;12917481 
Not all cooler's are designed that well. At 740MHz with fan on max, stock volts, my top card (galaxy) was hitting 100C. Mind you I got my galaxy cards for about $60 so I could then buy the xspc block and have a watercooled 460 for less than most new ones.

I went watercooling with a full block because I plan to reuse the card as a physx card later and I don't like fan noise :-p

dam that sucks, stock volts I'm only hitting 55* but i'm still going to WC cuz...well why the hell not? biggrin.gif
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I guess I have a lot of airflow through the case too... modded a bit antec df30 with both fron 120mm fans directing air to the cards, plus another 120mm fan on the side and some other little venting things.

I do want to go full water though before I try to push them any further though.
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Originally Posted by (mirror)52-D.S.L.;12910261 
awesome,I'v thinking of sli'ing some gtx 460's however once I've had those for a while I' am definitely planning on sli'ing a next gen card and that'll save me some $$$

How will that save you money?
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How will that save you money?

because then I wont have to buy new waterblocks for my new cards.
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that is awesome, super cheap too!

Ive been thinking of doing the same thing with my nb heatsink, what did you use to attach the fans to the heatsinks?

btw what kind of fans are you using?

I used sekisui thermal tape to attach the enzo's and also the blue heatsink, had to cut the blue heatsink to size before using the tape on those ones as well. I had a couple of chipset coolers stored away and thought might aswell use the fans from them. biggrin.gif
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If your temps are seriusly that low then im deffinetly going to need to invest in water cooling :O My temps while playing crysis 2 are hitting 85 on STOCK CLOCKS, and folding its currently maxed out now at 75. This is while using my extremely loud EE version on the 460.

Heres my vid on how loud it is frown.gif Right now its at 60% fan speed.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk_96N8dwdI[/ame]
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I used sekisui thermal tape to attach the enzo's and also the blue heatsink, had to cut the blue heatsink to size before using the tape on those ones as well. I had a couple of chipset coolers stored away and thought might aswell use the fans from them. biggrin.gif

sweeet I cant wait to give it a try
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If your temps are seriusly that low then im deffinetly going to need to invest in water cooling :O My temps while playing crysis 2 are hitting 85 on STOCK CLOCKS, and folding its currently maxed out now at 75. This is while using my extremely loud EE version on the 460.

Heres my vid on how loud it is frown.gif Right now its at 60% fan speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk_96N8dwdI


sam dude, get try and find an asus cooler, i've my asus gtx460 overclocked to the brink of death, and I only hit 58* during furmark, and about 54-55 folding and gaming...not even max fan speed
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You guys running the stock air coolers should pull your cards out and check to see if the stock TIM application looks like it did on my GTX470.
470mod1.JPG

Fixing that made a big difference in temps, and thus noise, since the fan didn't ramp up as much.
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